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PUER. In its enlarged sense this word signifies a child of either sex; though in its restrained meaning it is applied to a boy only.
     2. A case once arose which turned upon this question, whether a daughter could take lands under the description of puer, and it was decided by two judges against one that she was entitled. Dy. 337 b. In another case, it was ruled the other way. Rob. 33.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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A further tea tasting took us through the subtleties of teas from named estates in Darjeeling, Assam, Kenya, Ceylon, China, Japan, and through silver tips, greens, oolongs, blacks, pu-er, scented, blended, and herbal and fruit tisanes.
What is much more revealing are figures for the alleged imports of oolong (wulong) semi-fermented tea, pu-er tea (a compressed tea very popular in Hong Kong), scented tea (presumably jasmine) and other teas.